Wives in Ministry Resource Guide

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Bible Study Collections

By Sue Edwards, DTS Professor


Finance and Money Saving Websites

Clergy Finances and Taxes

Retreat Centers

    Blessing Ranch is a not-for-profit Christian ministry that exists to minister to ministers and other Christian leaders in need of restoration and renewal. The Ranch has emerged as a leader in helping pastors and other Christian leaders address personal and professional issues to renew and restore their lives, families, and ministries. The heart of the Ranch's ministry is caring for pastors.
    Broom Tree Ministries provides 5-day Spiritual Retreats for full time Christian pastors and spouses. Jesus said; "Come away with me to a quiet place". Pastors, you are invited to attend a 5-day spiritual retreat available for full time Christian pastors and their spouses. Retreat agenda is designed to allow participants to spend large blocks of time alone with God in prayer, rest, Bible study, reading, hiking and lots of time with their spouse. Pastors set their own daily schedule or can use the self-directed guide to enhance the retreat experience. Materials are provided for our guest's use such as, books, video and audio tapes. This is a gift of time to drink from the "Living Water".
    Enjoy the beautiful seascape of Coronado Island and San Diego Bay -a year round resort area. Hours of unscheduled time are available to visit the town with its many shops, art galleries and restaurants, or take the ferry across the bay to visit Seaport Village, Sea World, Balboa Park and other world renowned attractions.
    Cozy Bear Cabins is a group of 3 distinctive cabins located in The Smoky Mountain National Park Area. If you like to be close to the action and excitement of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN then Cozy Bear and Always & Forever fits the bill. Located in a luxury resort community setting, Cozy Bear or Always & Forever is the cabin for you Cozy Bear is the perfect family cabin with a mountain theme.
    Deer Ridge Ministries has had the pleasure of hosting retreats in Northern Illinois for several years. God willing, we hope to soon be moving our retreat site to a lovely country lodge tucked away on 43 acres of wooded grounds. The new location is just outside of historical Dixon, Illinois and provides guests with many opportunities to explore some of God's woodland creations.
    Pastors and Missionaries often need an affordable place away from the demands of their ministry where they can rest and relax. The beautiful facilities and serenity of our natural surroundings, combined with the absence of telephones, televisions or schedules makes Fairhaven the ideal place for a get-away. Individuals, couples and families can all enjoy a personal retreat at Fairhaven.
    Genesee Home is located in Genesee Valley in the northern Sierras of California. The valley is seven miles long and one mile wide at an elevation of 3,800 feet and surrounded by 8,000 foot mountains. Genesee Home is located in the old town of Genesee, which now consists of a Country Store, Genesee Home and two other residences. Genesee Home is committed to building up church ministry by enriching the lives of Pastors and their spouses. Genesee Home is a safe haven where Pastors can reflect upon their calling and rekindle relationships with both God and their spouses. Genesee Home is truly a slice of heaven
    The owners of The Haven River Inn in Comfort, TX (30 minutes from Fredericksburg!) offer a 2 free nights at the bed and breakfast, which is positioned in the beautiful country right on the Guadalupe River. You can take advantage of this offer once a year and additional nights are available at a reduced ministry rate. We are happy to treat you to a quiet place and time to catch your breath!

This is a list of select resources provided by Hendricks Center staff and conference presenters. This list does not represent an official recommendation on behalf of DTS. Rather, it serves to highlight the reality of the specific issues and seeks to provide possible ministries with which area churches might partner. DTS encourages all attendees to thoroughly read and evaluate any resources that may be passed on in a training or counseling capacity.